10 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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10 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Napa
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: San Diego

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and City Lights Booksellers. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and explore the striking landscape of Presidio of San Francisco.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip planner .

San Diego to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in April, plan for slightly colder nights in San Francisco, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

3
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Step out of the city life by going to Bodega Highlands and Goat Rock Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Sapphire Hill Winery and Stephen & Walker Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Philo (Navarro Vineyards, Handley Cellars Winery, & more). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at VML Winery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Healdsburg trip itinerary builder .

Drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Healdsburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Philo, Jenner, Geyserville
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Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Goat Rock Beach ©
Goat Rock Beach
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery

2
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, learn about winemaking at Prager Winery & Port Works, do a tasting at Moone Tsai Winery, then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, and finally do a tasting at Amizetta Estate Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): do a tasting at Goosecross Cellars, learn about winemaking at Pine Ridge Vineyards, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Skyline Wilderness Park, and finally stop by Oxbow Public Market.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Napa are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helena, Goosecross Cellars, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
Goosecross Cellars ©
Goosecross Cellars
Skyline Wilderness Park ©
Skyline Wilderness Park

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